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Funding The Way Colorado Plays

Every Colorado Lottery game you buy funds the places that help make Colorado such an incredible place to live and play. Since 1983, we’ve invested more than 2.8 billion dollars (yep—with a “b”) on protecting Colorado’s wilderness and creating trails, parks, pools, and recreation. As a result, the impact of Lottery dollars can be seen all across the state, in ways both big and small.

How do we decide where the money goes? In 1994, Colorado voters made the decision to distribute profits from the sale of Lottery products according to this formula: 50 percent to the Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Trust Fund, 40 percent to the Conservation Trust Fund, and 10 percent to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. GOCO funds are capped at $60.3 million and funds that exceed the GOCO cap go to the Colorado Department of Education, Public School Capital Construction Assistance Fund.

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Lottery Funds Contributed: $595,000

Fun Fact: The park is open from dawn to dusk and is free to the public.

The Town of Frisco used Lottery dollars to help build the Frisco Bike Park. From the two slalom racecourses to the series of dirt jumps varying in magnitude, there’s an area in the bike park for all ages and skill levels.